Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday, held a massive roadshow in the run-up to the Gujarat Assembly elections.
A huge crowd gathered on both sides of the thoroughfares through which the Prime Minister’s convoy was passing. People poured flowers on his convoy. The Prime Minister was seen greeting people and motioning his hands as the crowd carrying his placards chanted his name.
PM Modi formally returned to the Gujarat election crusade trail after a break of two days. His three- hour-long mega roadshow is gauging across 16 assembly constituencies for the alternate phase of the Assembly Election.
Covering over 50 kms, the roadshow started from the Naroda Gam and will end at Gandhinagar South constituency.He is listed to make at least 35 stops at the commemoratives of prominent personalities including Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on the way. Thakkarbapanagar, Bapunagar, Nikol, Amraiwadi, Maninagar, Danilimda, Jamalpur Khadia, Ellisbridge, Vejalpur, Ghatlodia, Naranpur, Sabarmati are some of the constituencies that the Prime Minister is coursing in his roadshow.
Interestingly, while the Prime Minister canvases for the alternate phase of the Gujarat election, the voting for the initial phase of the Gujarat election was underway.
Modi has been Gujarat’s longest-serving chief minister from 2001 to 2014. In the 2017 Gujarat polls, Bharatiya Janata Party’s( BJP) tally stopped at 99 seats out of a total of 182 seats.
The party has been in authority for the last 27 years with Narendra Modi being the state’s longest- serving chiefminister.This time, the party under the leadership of PM Modi, Amit Shah and CR Paatil is heading at getting its highest seat census surpassing 140.
The state has been a BJP stronghold for a long time and the party has set its sights on returning to command for the seventh term. Meanwhile, the voting for the first phase of the two- phase Gujarat Assembly polls concluded on Thursday, at 5 pm with a total voter turnout of 56.75 percent.
The polling is taking place in 89 constituencies spread across 19 districts of Kutch, Saurashtra and South Gujarat.BJP chief ministerial expectant Bhupendra Patel contested from the Ghatlodia seat. Among prominent candidates, Aam Aadmi Party( AAP) chief ministerial expectant Isudan Gadhvi queried from Khambhaliya, former Congress leader and BJP candidate Hardik Patel from Viramgam, onetime Congress leader and now BJP expectant Alpesh Thakor from Gandhinagar South.